The Montreal Children’s Hospital Child Development Program offers patient- and family-centred care within the context of development and behaviour.
Developmental Pediatrics is a discipline which measures and assesses skills and inefficiencies in language, motor, and socio-emotional domains from the time of infancy into preschool years and adolescence. Developmental Pediatrics offers specialized evaluation of children and youth with questions about developmental skills and abilities or particular behavioural concerns including but not limited to complex developmental issues such as autism, multiple developmental delays, ADHD and learning disabilities, gender variance, psychopharmacological consultation, developmental coordination disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
The goal of assessment at the MCH is to make sure appropriate recommendations are available to the family in order to provide continuity of care to community-based services (primary care physicians, schools, CLSCs, rehabilitation centres, etc.) to benefit the child and maximize the acquisition of developmental skills. Ultimately this approach will help each child achieve their maximum potential.